The cheapest times to fly from BKI to TWU are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • July 23rd to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BKI to TWU is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $94 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $26 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Tawau

Flying from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Tawau (TWU) will usually cost between $29 to $79 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $28. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $82. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $55 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $53 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKI to TWU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BKI to TWU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BKI to TWU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKI to TWU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $8 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $48. Return trip prices are from the TWU to BKI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BKI to TWU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 18 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from BKI to TWU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sandakan Airport (SDK) in Sandakan

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TWU
  • Usually 11.43% less expensive than TWU
  • Nonstop flights available

See BKI to SDK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BKI to TWU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tawau Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 181 miles or 291 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BKI to TWU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKI to TWU flight is about 1 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Kota Kinabalu and Tawau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from BKI to TWU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKI
Origination airport name Kota Kinabalu International Airport
City Kota Kinabalu
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.9
Longitude 116

Return Airport

Destination code TWU
Destination airport name Tawau Airport
City Tawau
Country Malaysia
Latitude 4.3
Longitude 118.1


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